Chocolate Icebox Cake

A gluten-free, vegan sweet from Rouge Tomate’s Jimmy Distefano
Gluten-Free and Vegan Chocolate Icebox Cake

Jimmy Distefano of Rouge Tomate in New York City shares his recipe for a gluten-free, vegan chocolate icebox cake.

Evan Sung

Looking for a dessert to serve at your next party that all of your guests can enjoy? Look no further than the chocolate icebox cake created by Jimmy Distefano, the executive pastry chef at Rouge Tomate in New York City.

The small dessert is a healthy portion and is both a gluten-free and vegan sweet option. Distefano's recipe can be found here. While he uses a circular ring to cut out the discs for his cake, at home you can try squares, diamonds, or any other shape you would like.

The dish is also SPE Certified, which is a process used by restaurants, hotels, universities, and even cruise lines to create delicious dishes that are also nutritious. SPE Certified uses a red squiggly logo on menus to show diners they are about to enjoy a healthy meal. A list of all the SPE Certified restaurants in the United States can be found on the website, linked above.

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